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The water sector – contributing to the implementation of Grenada’s NDCs

As of: September 2021

Like all small island states in the Caribbean region, Grenada faces the risk of water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, and has high potential for the introduction of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The government has identified the resilience of the water sector as a priority in all national climate strategy documents and successfully submitted a large-scale project to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The International Climate Initiative is co-funding the GCF project with this project, which is developing the first carbon-neutral water utility in the Caribbean and disseminating this approach in the region. In this context, it is advising the Grenada National Water and Sanitation Authority to improve its water and energy efficiency. To this end, it promotes the introduction of renewable energy and supports the implementation of the water loss reduction strategy.
Predecessor project(s)
Grenada - Pilot Programme for an Integrative Adaptation Strategy

State of implementation/results

  • Videos about the component of water suppy online: www.youtube.com/…
  • Partnership with the Grenada-Chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environmental Network (CYEN) in form of an Essay Writing Competition: www.nowgrenada.com/…
  • The project was successfully launched on 25 February 2020 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Grenada. The event was broadcast by all relevant national TV stations in Grenada. See press release: www.nowgrenada.com/…
  • A virtual inception workshop was held in July 2020, where project content, objectives and safeguards measures were presented and discussed with key stakeholders from government, civil society, industry and experts over two half days: www.gov.gd/… Some content and impressions of the workshop were shared on Twitter: twitter.com/… and twitter.com/…

Project data

Country:
Grenada

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport and Implementation - Grenada

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Trade, Energy and Cooperatives - Grenada
  • National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) - Grenada

BMU grant:
2.563.000,00 €

Duration:
08/2019  till  07/2025




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